mentioned Beyoncé as queen B. in my previous post, there has only been one queen in
my life: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. With her abdication this morning,
her oldest son has taken over her role. We've all known that this change was
going to happen and the Netherlands is ready for King Willem-Alexander and Queen
Máxima, but to me… Queen Beatrix is the queen that I've known and love all my
thankful for all that she has given to our nation. As all young girls dream of
becoming a princess, none of us know nor realise the obligation that comes with
this title. Our queen, now princess Beatrix, never got the choice to be a
princes or a queen. Nevertheless, she has dedicated her life to us during the
last 33 years.
|During her first years as our queen|
think of princess Beatrix, I think of the her ability to unite our nation. In
good times and bad times. She visited my hometown Houten in 1999 and I remember
that her visit left a huge impact on me. We were all counting down the days for
the arrival of the royal family and when the day was there, it was a true
|The former queen in my hometown in 1999|
the royals in real life was special and seeing them enjoying themselves in my
hometown was truly memorable. It was a fantastic day and we were all left with
priceless memories, even now, fourteen years later.
Beatrix really left an impression on me during all the troublesome times in the
Netherlands. The plane crash disaster in the Bijlmer, the fireworks disaster in
Enschede, the disasters caused by nature, the horrible shooting in Alphen a/d Rijn... countless occasions where my country was in despair, she was always
there to comfort us. Seeing her being there to console the victims and their
families, has given me a lot of comfort during times when life didn't made any sense to me.
|She was there for us for the good and the bad times|
her abdication, her son has taken over the throne. I have all the confident that king Willem-Alexander and his wife queen Máxima will pursue the legacy
that she has left behind.
|With this signature Beatrix is a princess a again and Holland|
now has a new king and queen
|25.000 people came to the palace in Amsterdam to witness|
princess Beatrix introduce the new king
|Our new First royal family|
The entire nations has been showing their gratitude to our former queen for weeks and today we are all celebrating and welcoming our new king and queen. Queen's Day
has always been one of my favourite days of the year, it is the day where we all come together and celebrate that we're a part of the orange madness.
|Princess Beatrix (then queen) her inauguration on April 30th 1980|
|King Willem-Alexander his inauguration on April 30th 2013|
|All hail King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima|
|All the royals from all over the world|
Day was a special one, the last one, another very memorable one, a historic
one. I'm proud to have witness the inauguration of our new king with my niece.
Now I'm off to celebrate this last Queen's Day and I'm already looking forward
to our first King's Day.
|The official photo of our royal couple|
proud day for us Dutchies!